mimesis[mi mē′sis, mī-]
- Art, Literature imitation or representation; often, specif., imitation ()
- Biol. mimicry
Origin of mimesisModern Latin ; from Classical Greek mimēsis, imitation ; from mimos, imitator
- The imitation or representation of aspects of the sensible world, especially human actions, in literature and art.
- Biology Mimicry.
- Medicine The appearance, often caused by hysteria, of symptoms of a disease not actually present.
Origin of mimesisGreek mīmēsis, from mīmeisthai, to imitate, from mīmos, imitator, mime.
- The representation of aspects of the real world, especially human actions, in literature and art.
- (biology) mimicry.
- (medicine) The appearance of symptoms of a disease not actually present.
- (rhetoric) The rhetorical pedagogy of imitation.
- (rhetoric) The imitation of another's gestures, pronunciation, or utterance.
From Ancient Greek μίμησις (mīmēsis), from μιμεῖσθαι (mimeisthai, “to imitate”), from μῖμος (mīmos, “a mime”).